NATURE IN THE GLASS ‘On the Breezy Side’

NATURE IN THE GLASS ‘On the Breezy Side’

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Creating a layout with refreshing feeling
Themed Interior Aquarium

W60cm aquarium tanks are reasonable size for creating layouts. On the other hand, if much aquatic plants are planted, it fills up the space and becomes rather overwhelming. To avoid such a situation, it is important to create a composition with a large space in the beginning and to choose low maintenance aquatic plants. The point for keeping a large space is to reduce overwhelming feeling visually and to provide a plenty of space for fish to swim freely. Also by reducing amount of planted aquatic plants, it becomes effective to reduce labor for the maintenance. For aquascape as an interior, the key point is low maintenance.
Shooting Date: May 7, 2019 (ADA)
Creator: Daichi Araki
Aquarium: Cube Garden W60×D30×H36(cm)
Lighting: Solar RGB x 1, turned on for 8.5 hours per day
Filter: Super Jet Filter ES-600(Bio Rio)
Material: Manten Stone, Branch Wood
Substrate: Aqua Soil Amazonia II, La Plata Sand, Power Sand Advance S, Bacter 100, Clear Super, Tourmaline BC
CO2: Pollen Glass, 2 bubbles per second via CO2 Bubble Counter (using Tower)
Aeration: 15.5 hours after the light is turned off using Lily Pipe P-2
Additives: Green Brighty Neutral K, Green Brighty Mineral, Green Brighty Nitrogen
Water change: 1/3 twice a week
Water quality: Temperature: 25ºC; pH: 6.4; TH: 20 mg/l


Hygrophila pinnatifida sp.’Uttarakannada’
Eleocharis vivipara
Anubias barteri var. nana ‘Petite’
Riccia fluitans
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Fontinalis antipyretica


Rasbora dorsiocellata macrophthalma
Dario dario
Crossocheilus oblongus
Otocinclus sp.
Caridina multidentata
A point for planting
Both Hygrophila pinnatifida sp. ‘Uttarakannada’ and Eleocharis vivipara are easy to grow and low maintenance aquatic plants. Trimming makes it easy to shape them as you like. Plant these aquatic plants in a way to keep a beautiful scenery even after trimming.
A selection of fish
Rasbora dorsiocellata macrophthalma have a refreshing impression as if the breeze wafted them, and they were flying around in the sky. Also charming Dario dario peeking out between aquatic plants add a soothing feel.